With the Sun always spending the first three weeks of October in your relationship sector the focus is always going to be on your relationships at this time of year, yet by any definition the focus this year is extreme and auspicious, with lucky Jupiter on board for the first time since 2005. While Jupiter returned to your relationship sector early last month to begin your biggest and most defining relationship year in over a decade, with the Sun on board his first full month is a chance to build the foundations for what will follow. With Venus been and gone you've had a chance to establish what you want from your relationships, while the Sun's job is to look at what your relationships need from you. Yet while the month begins with a New Moon in your relationship sector, creating an opportunity to make a fresh start from the get go, even the relationship gods know that it's too early to commit to anything specific and that it is more about committing to the journey itself. It's not until Mercury, planet of communication returns on the 7th October that you'll have the support needed from the communication gods and as it will be just a flying visit, this comes with a degree of urgency. Leaving on the 24th October, Mercury is only here for 17 days, making these the most important days of the month, if not the year for working to ensure the communication lines are open and with the Sun leaving on the 23rd, for keeping it real and establishing an authentic starting point. By the time the Moon returns from the 28th October to the 30th October Jupiter will be on his own and the real journey will have begun.
While you have reached an important month for both matters of the heart and your relationships, one is in the sunset phase, while the other is in the dawn of a new era, with both equally important. When Jupiter left your romantic sector early last month and then the Sun later in the month, this took the major focus that has been on your love life, matters of the heart and all things romantic for over a year away, leaving behind Mercury to tie up loose ends. Having returned to your romantic sector in late September for what is normally a 15 day mission to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page, Mercury stayed on but must eventually leave on the 7th October. Yet while this will bring all planetary activity to an end, the love gods will ensure that a friendly current keeps matters of the heart and all things romantic on track, while keeping the element of fate in play right through to May. Until Mercury leaves on the 7th October there's a need to not only work to give your heart a voice, but adopt the mindset that will keep the spirit of romance alive. Yet while the love gods are wrapping things up on the romantic front a new era is dawning on the relationship front, with something special already developing. The Sun's return to your relationship sector on the 23rd October will always put the solar spotlight on your relationships at this time of year, but an early return last month has put Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships here well ahead of schedule. Due to leave on the 18th October Venus will be gone by the time a need for reality checks begins, giving you a chance to establish what you want from your relationships before your annual relationship review begins. With Mercury, planet of communication returning on the 24th October, by the time you get to the New Moon on the 31st October you'll be more than ready to commit to your relationships, new beginnings and the journey ahead.
While lucky Jupiter returned to your romantic sector last month, his first full month gives you a chance to embrace this from the get go. Not due to leave until October 2017 you're still in the early stage of what has the potential to become your luckiest year for love, matters of the heart and all things romantic in over a decade, with a support crew doing its best to get things off to the best possible start. With Venus, planet of love been and gone you should have a good sense of what you want from love and not due to return until after Jupiter leaves next October this needs to be nurtured and allowed to grow. Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of October in your romantic sector, the solar spotlight is always going to be on matters of the heart at this time of year, but with lucky Jupiter here as well, quite literally the weight of the solar system is behind you in a way that it hasn't been in over a decade. While a New Moon on the 1st October is always an opportunity for a fresh start, new beginnings, to commit to following your heart and the journey ahead, this year you're committing to a journey that comes with knowing the love gods will be with you every step of the way. In the meantime, Mercury's visit from the 7th October to the 24th October will bring a chance to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. Meanwhile Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships' return to your relationship sector on the 18th October is likely to take you by surprise, returning almost a month ahead of the Sun and ahead of schedule. This is a standalone visit, giving you a chance to establish what you want from your relationships before your annual relationship review begins later next month, to bring some magic into your relationships or if single attract a new relationship.
While the Sun's return to your romantic sector on the 23rd October is something you can always rely on and trust, knowing that come what may this is the latest point in any year that you will need to wait for the love gods to show up, this year this is almost an afterthought. As if the months that Mars has already spent in your romantic sector this year wasn't enough, having just wrapped up his longest visit in two decades in early August, Venus' return last month and position here as you move into the new month has been a pleasant surprise. Having returned almost a month ahead of the Sun and due to leave on the 18th October, five days before the Sun and his reality checks arrive, Venus is able to carve out a special chapter all of her own. This leaves Venus free to focus on establishing what you want from love without worrying about the 'when, where and how', but also with the trust of knowing that her desires and expectations will be backed up by the forces needed to turn desires into reality. Venus' annual visit to your romantic sector will always create the most romantically charged weeks of any year, but they are often bogged down by reality checks before romantic desires and expectations have a chance to take hold. This year they're being birthed in a romantic atmosphere free from reality checks, but where Mars' romantic passions and fighting spirit are being refuelled. Knowing that your luckiest year for love in over a decade begins next October, Venus is also using these weeks as a stepping stone. In the meantime, something special is developing on the relationship front, with Mars in his first and only full month in your relationship sector and Pluto in his first full month in direct motion. Together the planets of war and revolution are firing up your passions and fighting spirit on the relationship front, ready to change things up and to fight for what you want. Mercury's position in your communication sector until the 7th October makes the first week of the month the most important for giving your relationships a voice and ensuring the communication lines are open.
Moving into October with a sense of romantic anticipation in the air isn't the norm, though it is something that will always kick in later in the month as the Sun draws closer to his return to your romantic sector in the later days of November each year. However, nothing about this year can be considered the norm and even Venus, planet of love's return to your romantic sector on the 18th October, over a month before the Sun, isn't the most unexpected act the love gods will have pulled this year. It was only on the 27th September, just four days before moving into October that Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos not only left your romantic sector but wrapped up his longest visit in two decades. Having made not one but two visits since first returning in early March, by the time you move into October you should already have a clear sense of what you want from love and enough romantic passion and fighting spirit to keep your heart and the spirit of romance fuelled for years to come. However, rather than wait for the Sun's return later next month Venus' return on the 18th October, exactly three weeks to the day after Mars' departure, will find an ocean of romantic passion to dive into, an ocean that she knows exactly what to do with. Not due to leave until the 12th November Venus is here to create some of the most romantically charged weeks of 2016, made possible because of what Mars has already invested. If Mars hasn't managed to give you what you want from love during the months he has already spent here, then Venus will do her best to rectify that. Before returning to your romantic sector on the 18th October Venus will spend the early part of the month working to make your life as love friendly as possible, while Mars' romantic passions and fighting spirit will still be settling. In an extraordinary year for romantic possibilities the best is still to come, for what Mars has set the scene for Venus is ready to exploit.
While it will be with a sigh of relief that Mercury's departure from Virgo on the 7th October will finally take any remaining pressure off your relationships, as the planet of communication his final days putting pressure on your relationships are priceless. While your relationships already have the support of Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships, in your communication sector until the 18th October, as the planet that has created much of the pressure it's only right that Mercury is the planet that rounds this off by working to give your relationships a voice and ensure the communication lines are open. Even while Venus will leave your communication sector on the 18th October, with the Sun returning on the 23rd October and Mercury on the 24th October, a partnership between the communication and relationship gods will continue. Yet the 7th October marks the point where, with no more planets in Virgo the pressure on your relationships for the previous 16 months is finally gone, leaving you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, but also the importance of communication. Yet while the relationship journey continues and moves into easier times, something stunning is developing on the romantic front, with what began in the closing days of September exploding into life this month. It was on the 27th September, just four days before moving into the new month that on the same day first Pluto turned direct in your romantic sector and then just hours later Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos arrived. Not due to leave until the 9th November Mars will spend the whole of October firing up your romantic passions and fighting spirit, with the planets of war and revolution out to turn the month into a romantic battlefield. Sitting on love's sidelines won't be an option and with romantic opportunities not usually coming into being until the later and early weeks of each year but Venus, planet of love returning next month to get in on the action, this has been brought forward in a spectacular way.
Sometimes cosmic events that don't sense at the time are later revealed as a master stroke of genius from the gods, when you finally realise just how brilliant and timely those moves were and this is something you're about to get firsthand experience of this month. When Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system left your relationship sector in mid July she promised that she would return, though you had to wonder why. She had already spent her required three months working to redefine your relationship needs and priorities and establish what you really want from your relationships and with your relationships not only in good hands, but with plenty of ongoing support from the communication gods, you had to wonder why. Why, if the relationship gods were in a good position and there was plenty of support from the communication gods, would Ceres need to return for a double dip visit and go back and start redefining your relationship needs and priorities all over again, when that job has already been done? However, from the moment Ceres retrogrades back into your relationship sector on the 13th October it will be obvious, with Jupiter's return to Libra last month bringing you to the start of a major period of personal growth, one that has completely changed what you need and expect from your relationships. As you not only move into a new solar year but a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion you're growing and evolving at a rate that your relationships have to somehow keep up with and when she left three months earlier, this is why Ceres promised that she would return. This is your secret weapon and while there may be personal and/or relationship tensions this month, as your personal and relationship needs start to clash, she's not the only one. On the 18th October just five days after Ceres' return to your relationship sector Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships will return to your communication sector, almost a month ahead of schedule. Between them, the two goddesses of the solar system will put your relationships and the communication lines in safe hands.
Moving into October with Venus, planet of love already in Scorpio is not impossible but it is definitely not the norm, not usually returning until just before or during your birthday month. The last time you moved into October with Venus already on board was three years ago and the advantage this gives you is huge, allowing your heart to have its voice and say without the distractions of the reality checks and other intentions being forged during your birthday month. By the time your birthday month and new solar year begins on the 23rd October Venus will have been and gone, having already given your heart a voice and without a need for reality checks will have already cemented your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year. This also frees Venus up to support the planets moving through your romantic sector, where the pressure, challenges and obstacles of recent months finally move aside. With dreamy Neptune in his last full month in retrograde motion in your romantic sector this creates an auspicious situation, where he'll continue to hold the doors open to the past and second chances, while Venus holds the doors open to new beginnings. The fact that you have both options is likely to see your romantic confidence rise, especially once you clear the first week of the month. While Venus is working to define both your romantic and relationship desires and expectations she has help on both fronts. On the romantic front you have help from dreamy Neptune, who in retrograde motion in your romantic sector is keeping not only the spirit of romance alive, but a sense of romantic nostalgia as well. Until she retrogrades back out of your relationship sector on the 13th October Ceres is doing the same on the relationship front, in that she is not focused on reality checks either, but on getting to the heart of what you want and need from your relationships. While Venus is looking to the future, with Neptune and Ceres both in retrograde motion, on both the romantic and relationship fronts most of your motivation is coming from the past.
The support for matters of the heart and all things romantic this month might be an overkill, but I doubt this is support you'll want to say no to. Yes Uranus, in retrograde motion in your romantic sector since late July is under pressure this month from a parade of planets moving across the other side of the sky, but this is both a necessary part of the annual pattern and something that will ensure matters of the heart don't go off the boil. In your romantic sector from 2010 to 2019 Uranus will always spend from July to December in retrograde motion and as the Sun, Venus and Mercury will always be on the other side of the sky at this time of year, it's in the heart of that retrograde phase that the wakeup calls come. However, the fact that for the first time since Uranus returned Jupiter is on the other side of the sky means those wakeup calls are likely to be a lot stronger, making it impossible to hide behind old excuses. The fact that Uranus is perfectly capable of managing a bit of pressure and will actually do better with it, isn't stopping the love gods from running to his aid and you'll get to benefit from this. Until the 18th October Venus will be in a nostalgic part of your chart, fuelling a sense of romantic nostalgia as Uranus holds the doors open to the past and second chances on the romantic front. Yet even after she leaves and returns to Sagittarius on the 18th October, it gives you a chance to jump in and redefine your romantic desires and expectations for the future over a month before your birthday month and new solar year begins. Just five days before Venus is due to leave a nostalgic part of your chart Ceres will retrograde back into your romantic sector on the 13th October and in retrograde motion until December she'll provide the support needed to not only maintain your romantic confidence, but work with Uranus to keep the doors open to the past and second chances. From the 18th October the love gods will be holding the doors open to the past and second chances, while also opening the door to a new romantic journey and opportunities, giving you the best of both worlds.
In a month dominated by the professional gods it is just as well that the love gods are active enough this month to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play, but not so active that you have the challenge of having to keep two sets of gods happy. Venus, planet of love is keeping a watchful eye on things and while not actively pushing a romantic barrow will ensure there is enough magic in the air to keep the spirit of romance alive. Until the 18th October Venus will move through a social and serendipitous part of your chart, where with the laws of attraction and synchronicity in effect she'll do her best to put you in the right place at the right time, creating the potential for serendipitous moments and/or encounters. In a busy month this means that you don't have to worry about making room and time for love, so long as you're open and ready to follow your heart on a whim, when and where the love gods deliver clues via your heart and hunches. Even during Venus' time in a social and serendipitous part of your chart this is a month where there is a lot of romantic nostalgia, with the first and final 13 days of the month the most nostalgic and just a five day gap in the middle. In the first 13 days of the month a sense of romantic nostalgia is coming from Ceres' retrograde position in your romantic sector, with her departure on the 13th October temporarily putting this on hold until Venus returns to a nostalgic part of your chart on the 18th October, where she will see out the month. It is those five days in the middle of the month, from the 13th October to the 18th October that the focus will not so much be on the future, but on the here and now, for it's by staying in the moment that Venus is more likely to create some serendipitous moments and/or encounters. Having the Moon in your romantic sector from the 17th October to the 19th October will see romantically charged lunar vibes kick in while the laws of attraction and synchronicity are still in effect, while remaining in play as a sense of romantic nostalgia once more descends.
Without too much focus on romantic or relationship matters this month you would think that making either a priority would be a problem, but that's not the case, with just enough support on both fronts, at the right time. It's in the second half of the month that you'll find the love and relationship gods the most active, with a need to be more conscious of a need for a balance between work and play in the first half. It is Ceres' return to your communication sector on the 13th October that will shore up the support from the communication gods and with Uranus already in retrograde motion there, this will put two planets on the job of not just keeping the communication lines open, but giving the past and unsaid words a voice. The real value of this will be felt when the Moon moves through your relationship sector from the 23rd October to the 25th October, fuelling strong emotional responses and even pushing some buttons. Yet with the communication gods standing by this will come with a chance to give your emotional responses, relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice, creating some of the best and most important days of the month for both relationship and communication matters. Meanwhile, while the Moon's monthly visit to your romantic sector from the 19th October to the 21st October will bring some much needed romantic influence, it is an event just a day before these romantically charged lunar vibes kick in that will make them even more important and potentially serendipitous days. For it's on the 18th October that Venus will return to a social and serendipitous part of your chart and with the laws of attraction and synchronicity in effect until she leaves on the 12th November, by the time these romantically charged lunar vibes come into effect the scene will already be set for serendipitous moments and/or encounters. As well as making these days when listening to your heart and your hunches has the power to put you in the right place at the right time, this will also bring a chance to challenge your excuses.
At the same time that there is likely to be a sigh of relief when Mercury finally leaves your relationship sector on the 7th October, finally taking the pressure off your relationships, his final weeks here are also priceless when it comes to ensuring the communication lines are open and you won't want this to end. Mercury, planet of communication returned to your relationship sector in late July for what should have been a 15 day visit aimed at giving your relationships a voice, getting your head in the game and the communication lines open, yet over two months later he's still here. While Jupiter's yearlong visit to your relationship sector ended earlier last month and the Sun's annual relationship review ended later last month, Mercury has stayed on in what has been a mixed blessing. While the past 16 months are likely to have been challenging and especially in the last few months, as your personal and relationship needs clashed, having Mercury on board for so long has made it possible to keep the communication lines open. Mercury will contribute into keeping tensions and pressures high until he leaves, but he's also determined to ensure everything is out in the open, for while his departure will see tensions drop back dramatically, this is also when keeping the communication lines open becomes your responsibility. The Moon will return to your relationship sector from the 25th October to the 28th October to check on things and while this may see a flare up in strong emotional responses and buttons pushed, this will simply be a chance to test that the communication lines are open and that you're continuing to monitor a balance between your personal and relationship needs. In the meantime, romantically charged lunar vibes from the 21st October to the 23rd October bring a chance to tap into the spirit of romance, though Venus will keep a romantic sense of adventure alive until the 18th October.